Ji-eun Han of Korea wins the 2019 Verhoeven Women's tournament defeating defending champion Therese Klompenhouwer. Eddy Merckx of Belgian wins the 2019 Verhoeven Open tournament defending his 2018 title successfully.

Jesus Quinonez (left) won the 2019 Northwest Memorial Tournament. Neal Olson (right) took second. Tournament Director Luis Carranza provides a report.

Tom Thomsen wins the 4th Annual Parker Hess Memorial 3-cushion Billiard Tournament, held at the Ashland Elks Lodge #944 Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19th, 2019.

Ties USBA Championship Record With Run of 18

At US Bida in Houston, Texas, Hugo Patiño won his fourth USBA three-cushion national title, defeating defending champion Miguel Torres, 40-32, in the finals. Multiple-time champion Pedro Piedrabuena finished third, and local player John Park finished fourth. But the story of the tournament was Patiño’s majestic run of 18 from the break in the finals. Patiño’s streak tied the USBA record set by Mazin Shooni in Miami in 2006 for the longest run in a national championship. For his victory, Patiño won $3250 and another $100 for the high run.